Friday, April 12, 2013

Springtime in Sedona

It is springtime in Sedona. The cold front came with the wind and rain. Then it moved on, and the sun started shining.  Outside of my studio are blooming the luscious,  purple, bearded Iris shown in this  picture.
 In Greek mythology, Iris was the goddess of the rainbow, attendant of Zeus and Hera. When you look inside of the flower, there are different layers of  purples, the light and dark,the whites, and the yellows. That is often the case with  colors, certainly  in my own arts of ceramics and calligraphy with watercolor. 
  Your first view often sees the one dominant hue. When you get up closer to the paint, or the  glazed surface, often there are layers inside that reveal themselves to the viewer. That is one of the fascinations of the creative process. And no one does it better than Mother Nature.

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